All-candidates meeting for Kitchener City Council, Ward 9. The meeting was recorded at the Queen Street Commons on September 12, 2018. In order of opening statement, the candidates were Philip Molto, Tia Rebecca Driver, Debbie Chapman, Melissa Bowman, and Steve Strohack. The moderator was Joe Mancini.
00:03:40 - Opening Statements
00:16:50 - The outgoing councillor lost a lot of votes. How can Ward 9 have a stronger voice?
00:22:30 - Strohack worked on Rob Ford's campaign. Justify this.
00:24:59 - How to deal with neighbour conflicts (eg backyard fires)?
00:32:08 - How to deal with staff who are appointed, not elected?
00:37:26 - Will you vote with "the block" or stand by your morals?
00:42:04 - What professional experiences make you qualified for the job?
00:49:40 - What is the biggest priority Ward 9 faces?
00:56:50 - Safe consumption sites/needles in Victoria Park
01:05:34 - What is the greatest issue teenagers will face in the city?
01:14:09 - What are your thoughts on development?
01:22:42 - How have you gotten input and opinions from those going through homelessness and substance use?
01:30:00 - How do you support arts and culture?
Unfortunately the recording laptop lost power towards the end of the meeting, so we lost recordings of the last three questions and closing statments. The missing questions were:
- Should there be a study on where to put safe consumption sites?
- How will you consult with citizens? How often?
- How will you deal with increased traffic concerns because of the LRT (especially on Park Street)